Home remedies to cure chickenpox / varicella

Chickenpox is caused by a virus named varicella-zoster and is an infection that spreads easily from one person to another. The person who got affected with chickenpox exhibits the symptoms like itchy rashes and red spots on various parts of the body including face and the entire body. Additional symptoms include fatigue, fever and loss of appetite. Chicken pox mostly affects the people with weak immune system, and in new born babies followed by pregnant women. The symptoms remains for nearly two weeks, however trying some natural home remedies will help you to get relief from itching as well as the virus that is causing the chickenpox. Homemade remedies to treat chickenpox chickenpox   Baking soda The usage of baking soda helps to control the itchiness and irritation that tends to generate during chickenpox. Simply mix a tablespoon of baking soda in sufficient amount of water and apply it on the affected area with the help of cotton ball or small piece of sponge and leave the solution to become dry on the body. Oatmeal Oatmeal is known well to reduce the rashes and skin irritation. Try taking oatmeal bath to reduce the itchiness and irritation on the skin. Take two cups of oatmeal and grind it to form as a fine powder, pour this powder into a cotton cloth and close its mouth. Drop this bag into a warm water tub and leave it for 10 to 15 minutes, so that the water will absorb oatmeal extract. Now soak your body in the water tub for few minutes to get relief from itchiness. Honey The anti-bacterial and anti-biotic properties of honey aids to heal the chickenpox fast, it moistures the skin and helps to give relief from itchiness. Bring good quality honey from the market and spread a layer of honey on the affected skin areas. One must need to repeat the process for two to three in a day until you note the difference. Herbal tea Sipping one to two cups of herbal tea made from the specified herbs like chamomile, lemon balm, holy basil and marigold helps to give relief to your body. Put one tablespoon of any of the above herbals in one cup of boiling water, let it steep for few minutes and then strain the solution. Add a dash of honey, lemon and little cinnamon to the solution, stir it and drink it. Try drinking this tea in a regular manner to get the best results. Ginger Ginger is a natural herb that helps to control the itching and to fasten the process of healing. Simply add a dash of ginger powder to your bathing tub and soak your body for few minutes. Try repeating this remedy as often as possible. Alternatively prepare a drink with ginger and sip it. Toss few slices of ginger in a cup of water and boil it for a minute or two, strain the solution and drink it.  Brown vinegar One of the best ingredients that works effective in treating the chickenpox is brown vinegar. It prevents the scarring and heals the lesions fast. Add a cup of brown vinegar to lukewarm water and soak yourself for five to seven minutes.

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